Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rightwing Hindu nationalist government has ordered India’s armed forces to organise a ‘carnival’ to mark 50 years of a war with Pakistan in 1965, The Telegraph reported on Tuesday.
The Kolkata-based paper said the three-week long event is set to reignite a debate on whether India lost on the negotiating table . . . → Read More: Modi hate Pakistan obsession
When is genocide not really genocide? When the victims are small, impoverished brown people no wants or cares about – Burma’s Rohingya.
Their plight has finally commanded some media attention because of the suffering of Rohingya boat people, 7,000 of whom continue to drift in the waters of the Andaman Sea without food, water or . . . → Read More: No ears to hear the plight of the Rohingya
In a hostile world, Pakistani minorities face many threats; each new atrocity brings with it reams of analysis and no shortage of finger-pointing toward the perceived culprits. But general public opinion might be just as much to blame as terrorism.
Earlier this year, on the same day that small pockets of Pakistani society came together . . . → Read More: Targeting the minorities
From the press release issued by the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing on Tuesday, there is no evidence that the situation in Afghanistan figured in the meeting between the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and State Councilor Yang Jiechi on the sidelines of the recent BRICS meeting in Moscow. Regional security as such, surprisingly, didn’t . . . → Read More: How India has failed to handle AFPAK
Narendra Modi and the rise of his party have many similarities with Adolf Hitler and rise of Nazis in Germany. Modi’s victory bodes ill for this nation.
In a state where Mahatma Gandhi was born, we have a leader now who confesses his targeting of Muslims, and yet, people vote him back into power. Hitler . . . → Read More: Adolf Hitler reincarnated as Modi
Beasts, too, have rights!
Who says there is no rule of law in Pakistan? Look at the way state authorities and state laws have jumped into action in the matter of Axact, a company reportedly involved in a multi-million-dollar mega scam of astonishing and, for some, mouth-watering proportions.
The swift action by law enforcement agencies . . . → Read More: Soon we will forget Axact, like everything else
The Levant Report, the highly respected American NGO-watchdog on the transparency and accountability in government and politics in the United States, has done a great service to the intelligentsia in the South Asian region by obtaining through a federal lawsuit a selection of classified documents from the US Department of Defence and State Department relating . . . → Read More: Is United States using IS?
Former jail superintendent of Hyderabad police Aijaz Haider was killed Friday when gunmen opened fire on his car near Karachi’s Pehlwan Goth area.
According to Senior Superintendent of Police East, unidentified gunmen opened fire on his vehicle near Pehlwan Goth jurisdiction of PS Shahrah-i-Faisal. Subsequently, he was killed whereas his wife sustained injuries in the . . . → Read More: Former jail superintendent Aijaz Haider shot in Karachi
King Salman’s decision not to come to Washington this week for the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) summit is a very deliberate signal of his lack of confidence in American policy in the Middle East. The Saudis are unhappy with U.S. policy toward Iran, Syria, Iraq and Yemen. They don’t want a public argument with the . . . → Read More: A grand snub from KSA to USA
American presidents reverently end their speeches with the audience-approving Benediction, “God bless America.” What they are really communicating is that God favors America. That, today, America is God’s chosen people. Even more! They are equating America with God. Which— in the magical twinkle of a rationalizing mind’s eye—means that America isGod—white America, that is. As . . . → Read More: A nation above all other nations